Marquette University takes pride in offering students an opportunity to study abroad and engage in the international community that surrounds us but also works to remain mindful of the environmental impact of traveling. Here we offer some tips to take with you around the world to live a greener life!
Why do we care?
What does "Green Travel" even mean? How do you do it? Do you have to sleep in a tent and cook on a solar-powered camp stove in order to be considered eco-friendly? And how do you recognize it when a company that offers "Green Travel" experiences is, in fact, just greenwashing?
The truth is that sustainable travel (a.k.a. ecotourism) is all about making simple choices in order to lessen your negative impact on a given destination. Individually, each one of these choices makes only a small difference in the big picture. But, collectively, becoming more conscious about these little things can have a huge cumulative impact.